Beekeeper Face-off

There was a bit of discussion before starting the first 2013 harvest. He got to light the smoker. Next time we’ll take two smokers and work on opposite ends of the apiary. No arguments here just a goofy picture. It was all fun and games and we went home with buckets of honey.

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As summer winds down, the prairie transitions from purple coneflowers to goldenrod.  Goldenrod and asters are some of the late summer nectar sources for honey bees in Wisconsin.